Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Applied Physics

    5600 MB Eindhoven


  • Groene Loper, Flux, room 5.105

    5612 AP Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

We work on selected, pressing problems of nuclear fusion energy by coming up with innovative solutions, ranging from turbulence optimization to liquid wall concepts.

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We tackle challenges of fusion energy by unleashing the creative minds of our students

Organisational profile

Nuclear fusion, probably the most daunting scientific and technological challenge mankind has ever taken on, might one day provide humanity with a clean, safe and virtually unlimited energy source. Motivated by this potential, we set out to tackle some of its most important challenges. Our researchers address these from different angles, utilizing the wide variety of tools that theory, numerical models and experiments grant us. Through our Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion master’s degree program, we train a new generation of fusion engineers to propel the field of nuclear fusion into the future.

Our approach is highly multidisciplinary, which is reflected in the close collaboration with the Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering departments as well as the on-campus Dutch Institute For Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER). We contribute to, and are in close contact with the largest fusion efforts around the world, including ITER and Wendelstein 7-X. This provides our students with the opportunity to put their skills to use in cutting-edge research, preparing them for their role as the fusion engineers of the future.

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    Research Output

    First predictive simulations for deuterium shattered pellet injection in ASDEX Upgrade

    Hoelzl, M., Hu, D., Nardon, E. & Huijsmans, G. T. A., 1 Feb 2020, In : Physics of Plasmas. 27, 2, 21 p., 022510.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Modeling of TAE mode excitation with an antenna in realistic X-point geometry

    Dvornova, A., Huijsmans, G. T. A., Sharapov, S., Artola Such, F. J., Puglia, P., Hölzl, M., Pamela, S., Fasoli, A. & Testa, D., 1 Jan 2020, In : Physics of Plasmas. 27, 1, 17 p., 5126171.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Application of Gaussian process regression to plasma turbulent transport model validation via integrated modelling

    Ho, A., Citrin, J., Auriemma, F., Bourdelle, C., Casson, F. J., Kim, H. T., Manas, P., Szepesi, G. & Weisen, H., 22 Mar 2019, In : Nuclear Fusion. 59, 5, p. 1-18 18 p., 056007.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 10 Citations (Scopus)



    NWO Grant for optimising turbulence in fusion reactors

    Josefine Proll (Recipient), Jul 2019

    Prize: NWOOtherScientific

  • Activities

    • 1 Examination
    • 1 Invited talk

    Hogeschool van Amsterdam

    Tony Donné (Invited speaker)
    8 Mar 2011

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Adviseur in de afstudeerzitting van R. Lieuw

    Hjalmar Mulders (Examiner)

    Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific

    Press / Media

    General Biolohy i (BIO 101) 2

    Thomas W. Morgan


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    Accelerating simulations of electromagnetic waves in hot, magnetized fusion plasmas

    Author: Budé, R., 2019

    Supervisor: Smolders, A. (. (Supervisor 1), Jaspers, R. J. (Supervisor 2) & van Dijk, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    A systematic study of uncertainties facing nuclear fusion

    Author: Marechal, S. (., 2019

    Supervisor: Melese, Y. G. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Determining a more efficient stalk design for an IEC device using field and particle simulations

    Author: Alers, B. J., 2018

    Supervisor: Jaspers, R. J. (Supervisor 1) & Messmer, M. C. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor